22 Feb 2011

Parliamentary commission says first Georgian president was murdered

The Georgian Parliamentary Interim Commission has excluded the possibility that first Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia committed suicide, Chairman Konstantin Gamsakhurdia said.

Gamsakhurdia’s son Konstantin Gamsakhurdia, who heads the commission investigating his father's death, presented the Parliamentary Bureau with a 363-page document about its work. "The main thing that became clear during the commission's work was that there was no suicide. The data we have suggests that he was killed," Konstantin Gamsakhurdia said.


He added that the case of Gamsakhurdia’s death has not been closed. However, no investigation was carried from 2004 until the present day. Accordingly, the commission will send a final document to the prosecutor, who will further consider the case. The commission hopes to question ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze.

TREND News Agency